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Five Myths About Reconstruction. Was slavery the engine of American economic growth? The Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance – Lesson Plan. By Daniella K.

The Harlem Renaissance – Lesson Plan

Garran, Marston Mills, Mass. Subject(s) English, Social Studies, Art Estimated Time Two 45 or 60 minute class periods with several nights of homework (or four to five class periods if no homework is assigned) Grade Level Objective Students will learn about the social, cultural and political circumstances which gave rise to the Harlem Renaissance. Background The Harlem Renaissance was a significant social and cultural movement which took place in the 1920s and 1930s following the Great Migration during which thousands of Africa-Americans left the south and moved north and west.

Harlem - Book Overview. Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. North American Context · African Passages, Lowcountry Adaptations. North American Context.

North American Context · African Passages, Lowcountry Adaptations

"In the Neighborhood": Towards a Human Geography of US Slave Society. For over thirty years, historians in the United States have written about slavery in terms broached by John Blassingame's path-breaking book The Slave Community (1972).

"In the Neighborhood": Towards a Human Geography of US Slave Society

Blassingame, George Rawick, Lawrence Levine, and many other contemporary scholars brought slave culture and society to the foreground of historical writing. Community, after all, was a key word in the new social history. For revisionist historians "community" signaled a broad attack on a consensus history. 10Best: Historic Southern plantations. Visitors looking to gain a deeper appreciation of the South's long and varied history should make a point to experience one of the region's many well-maintained plantations.

10Best: Historic Southern plantations

These architectural gems provide a peek into bygone days, providing the public with a genteel slice of the old Southern ways while also educating about the region's complicated past. Here are 10 of the South's most memorable plantations. Boone Hall – Mount Pleasant, S.C. This iconic antebellum plantation has gained modern fame as the site of such films as "The Tempest" and "The Notebook. " One Man’s Epic Quest to Visit Every Former Slave Dwelling in the United States. At a bygone plantation in coastal Georgia, Joseph McGill Jr. creaks open a door to inspect his quarters for the night.

One Man’s Epic Quest to Visit Every Former Slave Dwelling in the United States

He enters a cramped cell with an ancient fireplace and bare walls mortared with oyster shell. There is no furniture, electricity or plumbing. “I was expecting a dirt floor, so this is nice,” McGill says, lying down to sample the hard pine planks. Interactive Redlining Map Zooms In On America's History Of Discrimination. Overlapping maps of the five boroughs of New York were combined in "Mapping Inequality," to show redlining across the entire city.

Interactive Redlining Map Zooms In On America's History Of Discrimination

1521 ch1. Four Women: An Analysis of the Artistry of Black Women in the Bla. Africana Age. Africana Age. Africana Age. Africana Age. African Americans and World War I. World War I was a transformative moment in African-American history.

African Americans and World War I

What began as a seemingly distant European conflict soon became an event with revolutionary implications for the social, economic, and political future of black people. The war directly impacted all African Americans, male and female, northerner and southerner, soldier and civilian. Migration, military service, racial violence, and political protest combined to make the war years one of the most dynamic periods of the African-American experience. Black people contested the boundaries of American democracy, demanded their rights as American citizens, and asserted their very humanity in ways both subtle and dramatic. Recognizing the significance of World War I is essential to developing a full understanding of modern African-American history and the struggle for black freedom.

When war erupted in Europe in August 1914, most Americans, African Americans included, saw no reason for the United States to become involved. 20 minute version of Slavery by Another Name. Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later.

20 minute version of Slavery by Another Name

But first, we need you to sign-in to PBS using one of the services below. You’ll be able to manage videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite shows, watch PBS in high definition, and much more! You've just tried to select this program as one of your favorites. No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter' Rosa Parks joins in a march at the South African Embassy in Washington, Dec. 10, 1984, protesting that country's racial policies.

No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

She's famous for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1955, sparking the Montgomery boycotts — but her activism spanned her entire life. AP hide caption toggle caption AP Rosa Parks joins in a march at the South African Embassy in Washington, Dec. 10, 1984, protesting that country's racial policies. She's famous for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1955, sparking the Montgomery boycotts — but her activism spanned her entire life. Harper's Weekly historical political cartoons. Sharecropping: Digital History. Printable Version What the freed men and women wanted above all else was land on which they could support their own families.

Sharecropping: Digital History

During and immediately after the war, many former slaves established subsistence farms on land that had been abandoned to the Union army. But President Andrew Johnson, a Democrat and a former slaveowner, restored this land to its former owners. Black Pathology And The Closing Of The Progressive Mind - Ta-Nehisi Coates. Among opinion writers, Jonathan Chait is outranked in my esteem only by Hendrik Hertzberg. This lovely takedown of Robert Johnson is a classic of the genre, one I studied incessantly when I was sharpening my own sword. The sharpening never ends. With that in mind, it is a pleasure to engage Chait in the discussion over President Obama, racism, culture, and personal responsibility.

50 Years After the Moynihan Report, Examining the Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Never marry again in slavery. — Margaret Garner, 1858 Wherever the law is, crime can be found. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1973 “lower-class behavior in our cities is shaking them apart.” Gumbo Teen TV. The Moynihan Report: An Annotated Edition. The Atlantic. Long-term impact of the Moynihan Report. A 1960 study of Aid to Dependent Children in Cook County, Ill. stated: “The ‘typical’ ADC mother in Cook County was married and had children by her husband, who deserted; his whereabouts are unknown, and he does not contribute to the support of his children. Great Depression in the Deep South: Remarkable photographs show African American labourers' daily life. By Laura Pullman for the Daily Mail Published: 16:05 GMT, 11 March 2012 | Updated: 16:13 GMT, 11 March 2012 These incredible pictures depict the life of black tenant farmers and their families who lived and worked in the rural South as the Great Depression drew to an end.

The colour photographs show African American men and women working in cotton plantations and tobacco farms, as well as pictures of them fishing and relaxing. Taken during the World War II, the series of photos capture the life of workers and their families across several states, including Mississippi and Louisiana. MLK Primary Sources - Hidden In Plain Sight - Martin Luther King's Ideas. BEYOND “I HAVE A DREAM”… (What the media don’t quote from Martin Luther King on his birthday.)

On Nonviolent Direct Action Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963: The purpose of our direct-action program is to create a situation so crisis-packed that it will inevitably open the door to negotiation… …My friends, I must say to you that we have not made a single gain in civil rights without determined legal and nonviolent pressure. Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily…We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

On White “Moderates” Literary figures of the Harlem Renaissance. "Policing the Police." Black Panthers podcast. Comparison with Civil Rights Mvmt and discussion on why/how BPP began. Three Visions for African Americans: Booker T. Washington, WEB DuBois, Marcus Garvey. In the early years of the 20th century, Booker T. Henry Dumas chronicled police brutality in the 1970s. NPR extended article. Historic redlining maps for major cities. Mostly northern cities. Digital HOLC Maps. Philadelphia redlining map and zoning article. "One of the best ways to fight inequality in cities: zoning" Opposing views on Emancipation Proclamation through political cartoons. Examining opposing views in history makes studying the subject more exciting and potentially provides one balance. JAZZ A film by Ken Burns. Profiles of many early 20th century jazz musicians. Sharecropping: Digital History. Dred Scott. Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847. Ten years later, after a decade of appeals and court reversals, his case was finally brought before the United States Supreme Court.

In what is perhaps the most infamous case in its history, the court decided that all people of African ancestry -- slaves as well as those who were free -- could never become citizens of the United States and therefore could not sue in federal court. Alto Arizona! - History of Racist U.S. Laws. The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. Mapping Segregation: NY Times interactive population maps. Overview of Lynching in America. PBS: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.

15 Min. History: Effects of the Atlantic Slave Trade on the Americas. Host: Christopher Rose, Outreach Director, Center for Middle Eastern StudiesGuest: Natalie Arsenault, Director of Public Engagement, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies. Short Atlantic Slave Trade video: Ted. Ed. Slavery Fact Sheet: Digital History. The Courage And Ingenuity Of Freedom-Seeking Slaves In America : NPR History Dept. Slavery and Public History: New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb' Student-friendly article on Resistance to Slavery. Slavery Overview: Digital History. World War I and the African-American experience. Reparations for Slavery Reading. Debate with good questions at the end. 20 min. version of Slavery By Another Name. Interactive maps showing spread of slavery: Smithsonian Magazine. NY Times: ‘Aaron Douglas: African-American Modernist’ at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. HARLEM RENAISSANCE - article on Aaron Douglas' series Aspects of a Negro Life.

Key Events in the American Civil Rights Movement. Pri. source account of Nat Turner (p. 59-75). Good for POV/purpose study. Contrast w/ a newspaper or other acct. of Turner. Brief literary critique of slave narratives. Nat Turner Rebellion overview; discussion of controversy of primary source. Solid overview of slave resistance in the United States. Challenges idea that slaves were passive/accepting of their role.

Comprehensive overview of slave rebellion and resistance in the United States. – bouasl